Online stores breaking ban on high discounts (3 August 2022)
Online stores that sell alcohol are regularly breaking the new Alcohol Act that took effect last year, according to Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP. The law prohibits shops to offer alcoholic drinks more than 25% off the price they normally charges, but online stores find many ways around this, NOS reports. More >>
Dutch Advertising Code Committee: Heineken promotes excessive alcohol consumption (12 July 2022)
Alcohol producer Heineken has violated the rules of the Dutch Advertising Code for Alcoholic Beverages according to the Advertising Code Committee. The Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP, raised the complaint after an oversized beer glass was presented to the winner of the Amstel Gold cycle race on the podium last spring. More >>
“If it's up to politics, we'll keep drinking” (21 March 2022)
Today Follow the Money published the first of three articles about Dutch alcohol prevention policy, or rather the way in which the alcohol sector opposes effective alcohol policy and politicians want to increase the availability of alcohol. Journalist Petra Wijnsema investigated how the game was played at the Alcohol Table of the National Prevention Agreement. More >>
Dutch cabinet lifts most remaining coronavirus restrictions (15 February 2022)
Tonight, Minister Ernst Kuipers of Health announced at a press conference that almost all corona measures will be lifted from 25 February. More >>
Thirty alcohol experts criticise ‘champagne hairdresser’ plans (28 January 2022)
Thirty academics and experts have criticised the Dutch government for plans to ‘blur’ alcohol laws so that entrepreneurs in shopping areas can combine retail and catering services, for example, serving champagne at bookstores or at hairdresser’s. More >>
As of tomorrow most venues open until 10 PM (25 January 2022)
Starting tomorrow, all cafes, restaurants, cinemas, museums and theatres can open their doors again from 5 AM to 10 PM. Nightclubs are not allowed to open yet. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Ernst Kuipers announced this tonight. The measures will apply for the time being 6 weeks. More >>

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